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p.c wont boot up after i put in my new graphics card in.

hi guys i am really new to the whole p,c scene so i am not that clued up on a lot of stuff. i got my new graphics card a little while ago but i have ran into a couple of problems and haven't been able to actually use it.
motherboard:MSI - A68HM-GRENADE Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard
processor: AMD A8-7650k
RAM: 10.0gb (8.96 usable)
system: windows 7 ultimate 64bit
old graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce gt 610
new graphics card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6GB GDDR5 VR Ready Graphics Card, 1280 Core, 1569 MHz GPU, 1784 MHz Boost, Twin Frozr VI.
pcu: 500w
the first problem i had is when i had got my new graphics card i didn't do my research hard enough because i didn't know that this GPU needed a 8 pin PCIe. my battery only has two four pin connectors so i went out and got a 4 x2 to 8 pin connector hoping this would resolve the issue once i plug everything in properly and try and turn on i get no power at all. i was thinking it could be something to do with my pcu so i am looking at getting a new one. like i said i am really new to p.c scene and would greatly appreciate any help on this. i have got a feeling this probably isn't loads of info to go off by but i will be happy to answer any questions.

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Let's drill into the PSU information.

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yeah that my motherboard and this is just copy and paste but its my pcu:


• 20+4 Pin Main Connectors 1
• 4-Pin 12V Connectors 1
• SATA Connectors 3
• 4-Pin Molex Connectors 2
• Floppy Drive Connectors 1


• Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 83mm (W x H x D)
• Input Voltage: 230 VAC
• Input Current: 5A
• Input Frequency Range: 50-60Hz
• PFC: Passive PFC
• Power Good Signal: 100-500 ms
• Hold Up Time: >17ms
• Efficiency: >70%
• MTBF: 50,000 Hours
• Protection: OVP / OTP / OCP/ OLP/ OPP/ SCP
• Power: 500W
• Operation Temperature: 0-40°C (Nominal Input Voltage)
• Safety: CE / FCC / UL / TUV

Other Info
Cooling: 12cm Fan
Size ATX
Wattage - 500 W
Cooling - Fan
Internal +12V Rails Single Rail
Rail 1 +12V 22 A
Max. Combined Output +12V 22 A
Modular - No
SLI/CrossFire - No
EPS 12V - Yes
Motherboard Connector - 24 Pin
Dimensions 149 x 85 x 141 mm (WxHxD)

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A 22A +12V rail? Anemic.

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Go back to your 610 for now.

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until what i get a new psu? is that whats causing the problem?

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Until what

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okay thanks for your help will get one when one when i get payed. will keep this updated.

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Remember that we can't know if other issues exist.

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I've found out of date BIOS's and a few boards that don't work with some cards but in your case the PSU looks anemic to downright incorrect for the build.

If you do buy a new PSU be sure it's simple rail with at least double the Amperes. Sometimes a new builder runs off and buys a quad rail 700+ Watt PSU and it's no better. A lesson is learned the hard way.

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so do you recommend any of the ones bob linked too??

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Just make sure they are single rail. I can't go checking each model and since it's an easy thing to look at in the specs, you can do the work.

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Hi there,
I also experience the same issue, what I did was to take the card out of the motherboard and plug it back in and luckily it works.

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pc not booting up

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go back to your old 610 it will not really work well unless you upgrade it.

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